The G. Ferraresi Civic Archaeological Museum is located in the historical center of Stellata, inside the Ariosto House, reachable in a few minutes from our facility, where you can learn about the curiosities related to this family!
As the museum’s website tells us, the exhibition is divided into four rooms, corresponding to the “piano nobile” of Casa Ariosto. Room I recounts prehistory and protohistory of the area, starting from the Neolithic site of Fornace Grandi di Bondeno (4th millennium B.C.) to the Terramara of Pilastri in the Bronze Age (16th-13th centuries B.C.). Room II preserves evidence from the Villanovan and Etruscan periods (Chiesuol dei Mosti necropolis and other sites, Iron Age, 8th-3rd centuries B.C.). Room III discusses the Roman age, with the stele and trousseau of legionary Titus Julius Urbanus, found at Settepolesini, and other objects. Finally, Room IV collects other Roman, medieval, and Renaissance materials, including objects found in Stellata during excavations for the Pilastresi Idrovora in 1928. A dedicated showcase is being set up to house some of the Last Glacial Maximum faunal artifacts from the Settepolesini quarry.
We encourage you to visit their website (https://www.museostellata.it) for opening hours and other information, or you can contact the front desk!
Distance: 4 minutes by bicycle